Course Title: Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: OART5002C

Course Title: Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6125 - Advanced Diploma of Professional Screenwriting

Course Contact: Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact Email: mctafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Teacher: John Reeves
Phone: 9925 4895
Email:  john.reeves@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

No pre or co requisites for this course.

Course Description

The unit Develop and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge develops the knowledge you need to understand and work within the Screenwriting industry. It also gives you the skills to develop and apply basic industry practices within the creative arts industries.

At RMIT, the unit  CUVIND501B Develop and Apply Creative Arts Industry Knowledge is delivered with CUFCMP301A Implement Copyright Arrangements. However it is assessed separately.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CUVIND501B Maintain and apply creative arts industry knowledge

Element:

1. Research and apply industry information

Performance Criteria:

                           

1.1 Research the structure and operation of the creative arts industries using appropriate sources

1.2 Research employment obligations and opportunities within the creative arts industries using appropriate sources

1.3 Monitor trends and emerging technologies within the creative arts industries using appropriate sources

1.4 Research laws and regulations affecting the creative arts industries using appropriate sources

1.5 Analyse, critique and share industry information with relevant personnel to assist own decision making and contingency planning

1.5 Evaluate currency and credibility of information sources and ensure research scope is sufficiently broad

1.6 Maintain accurate and comprehensive details of information sources

Element:

2. Maintain effective industry networks

Performance Criteria:

                           

2.1 Participate in networks and associations to maintain high standards of professional practice

2.2 Use network strategies to establish and maintain relationships that enhance own professional practice

2.3 Maintain dialogue with networks to maximise industry contacts and ensure currency and credibility of industry knowledge

2.4 Communicate benefits of network participation to relevant personnel

Element:

3. Enhance professional practice

Performance Criteria:

                           

3.1 Seek feedback from relevant personnel to identify professional development opportunities

3.2 Participate in professional development activities to improve work performance and ensure currency of industry knowledge

3.3 Use industry affiliations and strategic alliances to support and maintain professional practice


Learning Outcomes


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to apply relevant information, regulations and laws to working in the creative industries. You will also be able to apply knowledge of copyright to protect creative work.


Details of Learning Activities

You learn through:

1. In-class activities:
• lectures
• industry speakers
• teacher directed group activities/projects
• peer teaching and class presentations
• group discussion

2. Out-of-class activities:
• online and other research
• independent study


Teaching Schedule

 

WEEK CLASS CONTENTASSESSMENT DUEELEMENTS
Week 1
 

Overview of course content and discussion of assessment.
Networking and ways of developing contacts in the Screenwriting industry.

Exercise: Join at least 3 weekly newsletters, including the Australian Copyright Council. Identifying opportunities within the Screenwriting industry.
 

 

CUVIND501B
2,

CUFCMP301A
1,

Week 2
 

Organising forum groups. Identifying key questions.
Exploration and discussion of definition and breadth of the industry
Scope and state of Australian Film, TV and Digital industry
 

 

 

CUVIND501B
1

CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3
 
Week 3 
 

Team presentations
Presentation skills - How to connect with your panel and your audience.

Copyright and legal issues for screenwriters
Discussion & case study response on copyright issues

Looking at the Australian Screenwriting industry in an international context
Forum presentation and planning

SSCC representatives nominated - connecting with issues around provision and delivery of training

Assessment #1

Assessment #2
 

CUVIND501B
1, 3

CUFCMP301A
1

Week 4 
 

Presentations: The Erin Thomas Memorial Award, the Film Victoria Award

RMIT Screen Network

The Screenwriter in today’s industry
RMIT New Screenwriters website - plans for 2016 discussed, working groups formed. Building your profile as a screenwriter.

Team presentations (cont’d)
 

Assessment #1 (cont’d)

CUVIND501B
1, 2

CUFCMP301A
1, 2

Week 5
 
Forum preparation 

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2
 

Week 6 
 
Forum #1:
Guest Speakers

Forum #2:
Guest Speakers

Assessment #3

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2
 

Week 7

No class: Good Friday, 25 March

 

 

 

Mid semester break
 

 No classes: 28 March - 1 April

 

 

Week 8

Forum #3:
Guest Speakers


Forum #4:
Guest Speakers

Assessment #3 (cont’d)

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3

Week 9
 
Forum #5:
Guest Speakers


Forum #6:
Guest Speakers
 

Assessment #3(cont’d)

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3

Week 10
 

More on copyright and legal issues for screenwriters: Guest Speaker

Copyright and Legal Issues Assessment Task

Assessment #4CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3
Week 11
 

Forum #7:
Guest Speakers


Forum #8:
Guest Speakers

 

Assessment #3(cont’d)
 

 

CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3

Week 12
 

Forum #9:
Guest Speakers

Forum #10:
Guest Speakers

Assessment #3(cont’d)
 

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2
 

 

Week 13
 
Individual reports evaluating effectiveness and key questions across a range of forums: group debriefAssessment #5

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2
 

Week 14
 
Future directions of the screenwriting industry: how do current trends affect emerging screenwriters?
Your Say: oral/visual presentations 
Assessment #6

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3
 

CUFCMP301A
1, 2

Week 15
 

Future directions of the screenwriting industry: how do current trends affect emerging screenwriters?
Your Say: oral/visual presentations (cont’d) 

Assessment #6 (cont’d)

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2

Week 16
 

Final review

 

CUVIND501B
1, 2, 3

CUFCMP301A
1, 2, 3

 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Any prescribed reading for this course will provided in class by the teacher


References


Other Resources

You require access to a computer and to the internet for this course.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your writing tasks


Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete all the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive written feedback on all assessment (refer to Blackboard for assessment criteria).

Assessment #1: Team presentation (CUVIND501B: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Weeks 3 & 4
Assessment #2: Copyright and legal issues: case study response (CUFCMP301A: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Week 3
Assessment #3: Group facilitation & presentation of Industry Forum (CUVIND501B: Elements: 1, 2, 3): (As scheduled throughout the semester)
Assessment #4: Copyright and legal issues: open-book assessment task (CUFCMP301A: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Week 10
Assessment #5: Individual report evaluating effectiveness and key questions across a range of forums: group debrief (CUVIND501B: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Week 13
Assessment #6: Your Say: Individual oral/visual presentation on screenwriting-related issue (CUVIND501B: Elements: 1, 2, 3): Weeks 14 & 15

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded).

CAG Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit for Assessment

 


Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program Administration.

Other Information

 Other Information

 Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students

 Cover Sheet for Submissions:

 You must complete and sign a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions.

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Attendance:

Your learning experience will involve class-based teaching, discussion, demonstration and practical exercises

It is strongly advised that you attend all timetabled sessions. This will allow you to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring you the maximum opportunity to complete this course successfully.

Assessment Feedback: 

You will receive spoken and written feedback on all your work.  Where relevant, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects. 
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Student Progress:
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy designed to assist you in achieving your learning potential.

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Adjustments to Assessment

If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment satisfactorily by the due date, you can choose to apply for an adjustment to your assessment. RMIT University offers a range of adjustments designed to support you in your studies, including an extension of time to complete the assessment.

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Academic Integrity and Plagiarism:
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy.

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Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning

Credit transfer is the recognition of previously completed formal learning (an officially accredited qualification).

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is an assessment process that allows you to demonstrate competence using the skills you have gained through experience in the workplace, voluntary work, informal or formal training or other life experiences.

Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) RCC applies only if you have previously successfully demonstrated competence in a unit of competency, and now require to be reassessed to ensure that the competence is being maintained.

Please speak to your teacher if you wish to discuss applying for Credit Transfer, RPL, or RCC for the unit(s) of competency addressed in this course.

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